Dogs

RIDLEY

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Looking for a Retriever?  How about a healthy Chesapeake Bay?  Well look no further than SOAR, because here I am, a recently neutered 3-4 year old boy who just two weeks back was discovered living hand-to-mouth out in Burgaw.  But hey, Southport, Burgaw — no biggie — like the song goes, “home is wherever with you.”  Come on out and take me for a stroll.  Or better yet, give me a good long squirt with the hose and watch me dance in delight.  Really.

BABY BEAR

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Well, finally!  I thought they’d never get around to this!  So now here I am, Baby Bear, taking my turn in front of the SOAR camera.  At about 2 years old now, I’m a much happier girl than I was when I got here just about a year ago, thanks to a steady dose of socialization from some dedicated volunteers, and just about all the playtime I want with a really good bunch of kennel mates like Allie, Lyla, and the Fonz.  I’m probably not quite where I need to be confidence wise yet, but I think I’d like to take the next step and see how I do as a foster girl.  Do you have a yard I can play ball in?  Do you have a pal for me that I can run and tumble with?  Do you want to help me reach my goal of being the best companion a human could have?  If your answers are “YES”, please call Cathy, the SOAR Director,  at 457-6340.  Thanks.

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BAYLEE

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Hello, everyone.  My name is Baylee.  I’m a 1-year old beagle mix girl.  I like to play, and that should help me maintain my trim 25 pound figure.  Right now I am concentrating on getting to know the other dogs and the volunteers.  It all seems to be going quite well I think–at least my new play pals Baby Bear, Fonzie and Lyla should agree.  Hope to see you out here or at one of our local area adoption events sometime soon.

KITA

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Kita?  As in A-kita?  Maybe even a dash of Corgi or a spot of Aussie?  Whichever, a 3-year old boy am I with striking good looks and a sunny disposition to match, right Max?  Max…Hey Max…Oh Max.  Oh yeah, that’s right…Max, my old neighbor, got adopted a while ago.  Well I sure hope some of that good fortune rubs off on me.  Come on out and give me some belly rubs, or take me out for a spin–just hold on tight when we go past the cats!

LYLA

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Hey there.  I am Lyla, a female boxer mix, about 3 years old.  I am very athletic and don’t mind going to a home with humans who like to be active.  A home with another friendly dog like me to run and play with would be right up my alley too, but when it’s time to take it down a notch, just say so.  I will be all yours for a leisurely stroll.  I am very smart too – I can sit, shake and give kisses.   All these qualities and sweet to boot, yet over two years here and nobody seems to want me.  I just don’t get it.

      BABY

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What’s Up??  I am Baby and I came to SOAR from Pender County Animal Services when they needed to displace all of us while they were having to renovate their shelter.  I am a female Lab mix, spayed and up to date on my shots.   About 6 years old, I have now spent over three of those years here at SOAR.  Why?  I can’t imagine it’s because I’m a silly girl, and because I love to run around with my squeaky toys and with the other dogs here, though I’m generally quite docile.  Stop by for a visit.  Take me for a walk.  See if you can figure it out.

GUS & LIBBY

 Hello everyone.  I am Gus to the right with my sister Libby, enjoying an outing at the beach.  A pair of abandoned Walker Hounds, we were rescued by SOAR over four years ago.  Now we are 6 years old.  We’ve made lots of good friends at SOAR over the years, but it would sure be nice to catch a break and connect with somebody who’ll love us 24-7 for the rest of our healthy lives.  We are both sweet, laid back, get along good with other dogs, and are good with cats.  We would love to find a home together, though we are not insisting on that.  Could your home be the one?

DIXIE (formerly SPARKIE)

Hello.  I am Dixie, a 7-8 year old female Lab/Pit mix, spayed and up to date on my shots.  If I look familiar, it may be because you saw me on the back cover of PawPrints Magazine a couple of years back.  I was Pet of the Month you see for 12 consecutive issues.  A sweetie when I came to SOAR with my 3 babies in 2008, I am just as sweet today – as long as we are not talking cats, that is.  One of my favorite things to do is to run after the ball, so a home sweet home with some space where I can really stretch out would be just the ticket for me.  Won’t you give me the break I’ve been very patiently awaiting?  I won’t disappoint.

FONZIE

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They call me “The Fonz.”  I arrived here in August 2013 from Animal Protective Services, a cute 5-year old male Beagle mix who should be hard for anybody to overlook.  Well, time marches on, and my address is the same.  I love playing ball — I’m quite a sight when I get my little legs going in full sprint.  C’mon somebody, make my day.  Come take me home!

ALLIE

allieHi!  I am Allie, a 4-year old Wirehaired Terrier mix.  My past life caused me some anxiety for sure, but SOAR came to my rescue and my days seem a lot sunnier now, as I am pretty much a happy-go-lucky girl, chasing balls, going on walks, getting belly rubs, and getting brushed.  Yes, I am enjoying the company of the volunteers, but my earlier experiences have left me a little jumpy sometimes – most often around men that I am not familiar with.  Some of the dogs here I like, others not so much.  Cats are definitely not my cup of tea.  Please come out for a visit or two so we can really get acquainted.  Then maybe we can go home???

CHOMPER

***ADOPTED 07/12/14***

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MERLIN

***ADOPTED 07/11/14***

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BARBARA

***ADOPTED***

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BUDDY

***ADOPTED***

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KING (formerly SCRATCH)

***ADOPTED***

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LUCKY

***ADOPTED***

Lucky

ROMEO

***ADOPTED***

Romeo

CANDY

***ADOPTED***

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CHIPPER

***ADOPTED***

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MAX

***ADOPTED***

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HOPE

***ADOPTED***

Hope

BLIZZARD

***ADOPTED***

Blizzard

JASPA

(Yes JASPA – not Jasper)

***ADOPTED***

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ANNIE

*** ADOPTED ***

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MIA

***ADOPTED***

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ZOEY (formerly ZION)

****ADOPTED******

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TARBY & HUSKER

*****ADOPTED********

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                                 LEMON DROP

***ADOPTED***

MAJOR

***** ADOPTED *****

MANGO

***ADOPTED***

 

24 Responses to Dogs

  1. Dominick DellaRipa says:

    Hello one and all at SOAR…

    Just an update on Shorty. Well, going on 2 months and he is GREAT! He has a girl friend as you know, “Big” Nell a St. Bernard. They lie on the living room floor together and when not wrestling watching t.v. After supper we go for walks on the beach. Nell and Shorty chase each other and attack the sea weed monsters. They then explore the muddy pond and spend hours in the mud making quite a mess of them selves. Then baths and a little snack before bed. They never go far. Shorty is just as sweet as can be. His only bad habit in the house was going on the dinning room table to look out. We had a couple long discussions on that and he has stopped. Klink and Coco my long haired dachshunds are getting up in years and Shorty looks after them. Hope to shoot some pics soon, We’ll be up for a visit soon, Our best to all,

  2. DOMINICK DELLARIPA says:

    SHORTY! Well as every one knows Shorty is with me now 6 months. What a great guy. His girl friend Big Nell the St. Bernard and he make an odd couple. We can’t take them on walks togeather because they want to play and Big Nell can be over powering. Shorty runs like the wind at the beach. With his nose at night will bull doze all the covers off the bed. Will sit with me all day watching the critters in the woods or sit and watch t.v. all night. Now he used to jump on dinning room table at will. In past few months did twice. I had a long talk with him each time. He sulked.

  3. Dominick DellaRipa says:

    HELLO FROM HOLDEN BEACH! WELL IT IS APRIL ALREADY AND SHORTY IS DOING HIS SPRING CLEANING? HE WENT TO THE POND YESTERDAY FOR A SWIM! CAME OUT LOOKING LIKE A RIVER RAT. PRETTY STINKY TOO. SO OFF FOR A HERBAL BATH. HE HAS A NEW LADY NOW, HEIDI WHO IS AN 11 OR SO WIENER DOG. AS USUAL SHORTY IS SMITTEN WITH HER, BUT HIS REGULAR GAL PAL BIG NELL IS STILL HIS ONE AND TRUE LOVE.

    TIME FOR OUR TIME HONORED AFTER NOON WALK. SEE EVERY ONE SOON.

  4. Steve Salerno says:

    Hi, Dominick. I don’t believe we met when you adopted Shorty from us last year. I just want to say that I thoroughly enjoy your updates. As a long time volunteer who readily grows attached to the cats and dogs who come under our care, I can tell you it’s uplifting to hear of their good fortunes with folks like yourself. Rock on Shorty!

    Steve Salerno

  5. Mimi Brown says:

    Hi SOAR family,

    Although we moved away with Sampson(adopted in 2010, called Mr. BoBo Bear), we check on this great shelter often. Thank you for the work you do and the lives you change…both 2 and 4(sometimes 3)legged. I am always reminding my friends in Southport that you are OPEN FOR ADOPTION!

    Since our move, we have adopted another friend–Lily the lab. We have found a shelter here that does amazing work as well!

    Mimi Brown

    • Director says:

      Thank you Mimi! We couldnt do it with out all the support from our community and beyond. Give our best to Sampson and Lily!!

  6. DOMINICK DELLARIPA says:

    HI GUYS, IT IS MID JUNE ALREADY. LET YOU KNOW SHORTY IS HIS USUAL LOVEABLE SELF. I HAVE HAD SOME HEALTH ISSUES OF LATE AND SHORTY IS A GREAT CARE GIVER. HE STAYS CLOSE, OUT ONLY FOR BRIEF PERIODS BECAUSE HE HAS TO KEEP A WATCHFUL EYE ON ME. BETWEEN HIM AND HIS GIRL FRIEND BIG NELL I AM IN GOOD PAWS.

  7. Ann Gates says:

    Just wanted to let you know how well Zeke is doing since he came home to Ohio with us in March! He loved laying in the air conditioning this hot summer. He enjoys the company of his brother, Buddy, and sister, Diza. We go on long walks together. Our grandson, Niko, is seventeen months old. He and Zeke are the same height. Niko just throws his arms around Zeke’s neck and hugs him! Zeke just wags his tail and loves him back. We are all headed to Holden Beach in October and hope to stop by and say hello!

  8. DOMINICK DELLARIPA says:

    HELLO! CHRISTAMS ALREADY. RIGHT NOW SHORTY, YES, THE ONE AND ONLY SHORTY IS TAKING CARE OF LADY. WE GOT LADY LAST WEEK FROM ALMOST HOME DASCHSHOUND RESCUE. SHE IS A SANTUARY DOG. MAJOR OPERATION FOR CANCER LAST JULY. TOOK HER FOR CHECK UP AND X-RAYS, SO FAR, SO GOOD. SHORTY KNOWS SHE HAD IT TUFF AND WATCHES OUT FOR HER. AS WE ALL KNOW, SHORTY IS VERY SPECIAL. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

  9. Randy and Paula Thompson says:

    Hey Guys,
    Just wanted to say thank you. We adopted “Duke” from SOAR back in 2002. He was a Newfy/ Great Dane Mix that we had the pleasure of being his humans. He passed away last month after 11 wonderful years. We were so blessed to have shared our lives with him, he was a majestic, noble, loving family member that showed unconditional love. Thank you for the awesome work you do.

    • Steve Salerno says:

      Mr. and Mrs. Thompson,

      I started volunteering at SOAR in the beginning of 2005 so I did not have the pleasure of knowing Duke. I am nonetheless sad for your loss, but still glad we were able to connect you with Duke and help bring joy to your lives. Thank you for your kind words. God bless Duke.

      Steve Salerno

  10. Megan Carroll says:

    I love working with everyone and All the animals are so Awesome!!!! I have pictures I will post or I can send it to you and you can post it. Thank you again

  11. Didi Younginer says:

    Just a quick update on Jenni (formally known as Ruby). Jenni has learned a lot in the last year and a half. She has calmed down (somewhat, sometimes), become a perfect leash walker, a therapy dog and my best friend. We have a song about Jenni we sing quite often…”who’s the best dog in the whole wide world….Jenni, Jenni”. She really is the best. She loves every dog, cat, person and we recently found out that she adores, and is so gentle with, our new grandson.
    Thank you all for constant and continued help with those in need

  12. Steve Salerno says:

    Hey, Jenni. I remember Ruby very well…can visualize her right now. I think you might have stopped in Zeetlegoo’s one Saturday while I was there with some of our current SOAR residents…don’t remember whether or not she was with you. Thanks for the update and for giving her the chance to shine.

    Steve Salerno

  13. Charlie Pate says:

    I have a heart for animals, especially ones that have been rescued. My hat goes off to all that you all do and on Facebook I have started to share your photos for furry family members to be adopted. I hope you don’t mind me doing this with our your permission. I just moved back here from California and I am the founder / president of a children’s non-profit organization over in California. Now I am here I am doing what I can to give back. Again thank you for all that your are doing. Over in Calif it was devastating to hear of all the horror stories of pets being abused or abandoned.

  14. Matt LeBlanc says:

    Hello from Massachusetts! Up-date on Jasper (no A, he likes er better) He is such a great boy. He loves going for rides in the truck and enjoys going for runs in the woods! He is the best cuddle buddy anyone could have. He was stubborn at first but once he realized that he had a real home and that he was now a part of our family he warmed right up and now listens and wants to please. I couldn’t have asked for a better dog. I have some pictures and will be sure to send them to you shortly. Again thank you for allowing me this opportunity to gain a best friend. – Matt

    • Steve Salerno says:

      Hi, Matt. Thanks for the update on ‘no A’ Jasper, and please excuse the late reply. Glad to hear that living in the Bay State agrees with Jasper. I fondly remember him from his days at Brunswick County’s Animal Protective Services and then at SOAR. I can tell you that he was extremely popular with volunteers and staff at both places. I look forward to your sending us some pictures and anything else you would like to share with us on the subject of life with Jasper so that I can put something together for posting to our website’s Honor Grads page. THANK YOU for adopting.

      Steve Salerno

  15. Kelsey says:

    Hello everyone ! My husband and I adopted Mango (now know and Oki) last Summer. He is a very lovable dog and a wonderful cuddle buddy. He has adapted very well with our other dog and our 6 month old baby. He isn’t a fan of all the snow we had this past Winter in Delaware, but I don’t think any of us were. Sorry it took so long to give ya’ll an update but it’s been a very busy household !!!

    • Steve Salerno says:

      Kelsey, thanks for the update on our old (young) pal Mango. He made quite a few friends while he was here at SOAR and they will be tickled to hear that he’s having a fine time in DE. I will put a post on our homepage and Honor Grads page.

  16. Taylor Raine says:

    Hi soar
    Went to your adoption at oak island and saw Bailee she is so cute my husband would not let us get him but he changed his mind by then you guys had already left can you update me if has been adopted
    Thanks, Taylor

    • Steve Salerno says:

      Taylor…As far as I know, Baylee is still available. I have left a voicemail with our director, Cathy Robbins, regarding your interest, but you should call her as well at 457-6340.

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